Richard Price's Lush Life
is a fantastic novel for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is its incredible sense of place. The whole book pretty much takes place within a few blocks on New York's Lower East Side.
Now, I've never been to the Lower East Side and the book gave a complete feel of the place, but I was still a little curious to see the area, so I looked up one of the addresses given in the book, 27 Eldridge, on Google Maps and then hit the street view:
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Google Street View has been controversial
and I really don't know what to make of it, but it was very cool to spend a few minutes, "walking around," in Lush Life
. It looks exactly the way the novel feels:
So, what do you think? Is this something you're likely to try? Do you ever have a desire to see even more of a place you read about?